The Zamani project was conceptualised in 2001 at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and implementation began in 2004, with Emeritus Professor Rüther leading the team.
The team still operates within UCT, and consists of six team members:
- the team leader, Professor Heinz Rüther,
- three Chief Scientific Officers, Ralph Schroeder, Roshan Bhurtha, Bruce McDonald,
- and Professor Werner Stempfhube and Christoph Held, both currently based in Germany.
Interns from the university also occasionally join the team.
Former Zamani team members:
Stephen Wessels (MSc in Geomatics) and Rudy Neeser (MSc in Computer Science)